University News and Recent CAST Blogs

February 16, 2018

CAST benefits from its relationships with fourteen excellent agriculture universities. Friday Notes editions regularly feature articles from these (and other) schools. The items range from announcements to research to special interest stories, and they appear in various sections of the newsletter. Here are some example links:

The Engineering Entrepreneurship Program at Texas A&M University is hosting a global design challenge that addresses some of the world's most pressing problems.

Sediment is clogging historic Lake Treman in Ithaca, and without intervention, the area will become a marsh by 2050. Cornell students are finding ways to restore the environment.

UC-Davis scientists developed a system to efficiently derive embryonic stem cells from species like cattle. This could be important for genetic testing, genome engineering, and studying human disease.

The University of Kentucky was represented by 16 undergraduate students and their 14 research projects at the 17th annual Posters-at-the-Capitol event in Frankfort, Kentucky.

This new CAST blog, Unscrambling Recent Egg Research, features articles about new studies and industry updates.

You Lookin' at Me? Check out the CAST blog about bovine facial recognition tech--and some intimidating steers.